Scupltural Rainbow Soap Tutorial

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This sculptural rainbow soap tutorial will teach you how to make your own unique and fun homemade rainbow soaps! No two are alike, but instead are like little works of art! And that, of course, is what makes these so much fun! There's no right or wrong way to make them!

This sculptural rainbow soap tutorial will teach you how to make your own unique and fun homemade rainbow soaps! No two are alike, but instead are like little works of art! And that, of course, is what makes these so much fun! There’s no right or wrong way to make them!

This DIY soapmaking project creates soap that resembles pebbles in a stream! Scent them with a cool water fragrance oil for a fun homemade gift idea for a boyfriend or significant other!

At the same time you’re creating these fun rainbow soaps, you can also create homemade soaps that resemble pebbles in a stream! Scent these water inspired homemade soaps with a Cool Water type fragrance oil for a fun homemade gift idea for a boyfriend or significant other!

Here’s how to make yours!

This sculptural rainbow soap tutorial will teach you how to make your own unique and fun homemade rainbow soaps! No two are alike, but instead are like little works of art! And that, of course, is what makes these so much fun! There's no right or wrong way to make them!

Sculptural Rainbow Soap Tutorial

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

rainbow soap slices (rainbow soap tutorial here)
basic clear glycerin melt and pour soap base
stained glass ocean blue liquid soap color, or similar
black sparkle color bar
fragrance oil, of choice

Instructions:

Begin by making a bar of rainbow soap, then cut it into 12 rainbow slices. You can find my rainbow soap tutorial for making the rainbows on my DIY Rainbow Soap Favors post here.

You’ll also need a rectangle silicone mold. I specifically used this Ozera Silicone 6-Cavity Rectangle Soap Mold.

Once your soap slices are cut and ready arrange one to three rainbows in each of three of the mold cavities so the tops of the rainbows protrude out over the top of each mold cavity. (I used the rainbows left over from making six of the rainbow soap favors.)

Now, using a digital scale, weigh out 11.4 oz. of the basic clear glycerin melt and pour soap base and cut into chunks.

Heat in the microwave in 30 second increments, stirring in between heatings, until the soap has melted. (Alternately you can also use a double boiler.) You don’t want your soap to boil so watch it carefully.

Cut one of the square sections of your black sparkle color bar in half and then stir it into the melted soap base until it has fully melted. (Alternately you can also use a black liquid soap colorant.)

If using a fragrance, add . 25 oz. of your fragrance oil of choice to the melted soap and stir. (Alternately you can also use .1 oz. – .15 oz. of an essential oil of your choice. I’m hung up on the blood orange essential oil that I’ve been using for some of my other recent projects, so that’s what I chose for this specific project.)

Now pour the black sparkle colored soap into your mold cavities containing the rainbows. I had a little extra also filled part of a fourth mold cavity. You’ll use this for the soap that resembles pebbles in a stream.

Spritz the tops of the soap you just poured with isopropyl alcohol to remove any air bubbles, then allow the soap to harden completely.

This sculptural rainbow soap tutorial will teach you how to make your own unique and fun homemade rainbow soaps! No two are alike, but instead are like little works of art! And that, of course, is what makes these so much fun! There's no right or wrong way to make them!

Once the soaps have solidified, unmold them.

This sculptural rainbow soap tutorial will teach you how to make your own unique and fun homemade rainbow soaps! No two are alike, but instead are like little works of art! And that, of course, is what makes these so much fun! There's no right or wrong way to make them!

Using a knife, cut the soap bars into chunks of various sizes.

This sculptural rainbow soap tutorial will teach you how to make your own unique and fun homemade rainbow soaps! No two are alike, but instead are like little works of art! And that, of course, is what makes these so much fun! There's no right or wrong way to make them!

Now place the regular black soap chunks and the black soap chunks with the rainbows randomly into two of the soap mold’s cavities. The rainbows should be sticking out above the top of the mold cavities wherever possible.

Now arrange any remaining black soap chunks arbitrarily into three of the mold’s cavities.

Melt about a half cup of the clear melt and pour soap base and scent as desired. Add several drops of the blue soap colorant to suit, then pour it into the soap mold around the soap chunks until each of the mold’s cavities are about 2/3 of the way full.

Spritz the top of the soap you just poured with isopropyl alcohol to remove any air bubbles then allow the soap you just poured to harden.

This sculptural rainbow soap tutorial will teach you how to make your own unique and fun homemade rainbow soaps! No two are alike, but instead are like little works of art! And that, of course, is what makes these so much fun! There's no right or wrong way to make them!

Once the soap has hardened, arbitrarily cut some of the clear melt and pour soap into chunks and arrange on top of the soap layer you just poured to suit. You can also add in additional black soap chunks to build up the soap up out of the mold more if desired.

This sculptural rainbow soap tutorial will teach you how to make your own unique and fun homemade rainbow soaps! No two are alike, but instead are like little works of art! And that, of course, is what makes these so much fun! There's no right or wrong way to make them!

Now melt and scent more of the melt and pour soap base. Add the blue soap color, then pour while hot over top of the soap chunks until you’ve filled the mold’s cavities entirely. Pouring the soap over the solid soap chunks will slightly melt the soap it’s being poured onto and round off some of the harsher edges.

Allow the soap to solidify, then unmold the soaps you’ve created.

This sculptural rainbow soap tutorial will teach you how to make your own unique and fun homemade rainbow soaps! No two are alike, but instead are like little works of art! Plus learn how to make soap resembling rocks in a stream.

You should now have two fantastic sculptural rainbow soaps and three additional soap bars that resemble pebbles in a stream.

This sculptural rainbow soap tutorial will teach you how to make your own unique and fun homemade rainbow soaps! No two are alike, but instead are like little works of art! Plus learn how to make soap resembling rocks in a stream.

Wrap your soaps tightly in foodservice film or your packaging of choice, and they’re ready to be gifted or used!

If you are making my sculptural rainbow soaps to sell, you’ll need to label your soaps appropriately to meet state and federal laws. If you’re unsure about the rules and regulations regarding labeling cosmetics, I highly recommend the book, Soap and Cosmetic Labeling: How to Follow the Rules and Regs Explained in Plain English, by Marie Gale.

For more of my homemade soap recipes, be sure to follow my Simply Soapmaking board as well my DIY Bath and Body board on Pinterest. You can also find and follow me on G+TumblrFacebookTwitterBlog Lovin’, and Instagram. Or sign up to receive new posts to your email via FeedBurner so you never miss a post. I’m also now on Patreon.


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DIY Rainbow Soap Favors

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These DIY rainbow soap favors are easier to make than you might think and they make super cute favors for parties or weddings!

These DIY rainbow soap favors are easier to make than you might think and they make super cute favors for parties or weddings! Read on to learn how to make your own!

These DIY rainbow soap favors are easier to make than you might think and they make super cute favors for parties or weddings!

DIY Rainbow Soap Favors

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

4.8 oz. basic clear melt and pour glycerin soap base
11.5 oz. basic white melt and pour soap base
Stained Glass Liquid Soap Color Sample Set
Turquoise Teal Mica Powder, or similar

Tools & Supplies:

digital scale
Ozera Silicone 6-Cavity Rectangle Soap Mold
Basic Guest Round Silicone Soap Mold
spray bottle filled with isoprophyl (rubbing) alcohol
glass Pyrex measuring cup
shallow glass bowl
utensils for mixing
Chef’s knife
cutting board

Instructions:

I used basic glycerin melt and pour soap bases for my DIY rainbow soap favors as this base tends to set up a LOT more quickly than the natural soap bases reducing the time spent waiting on the soap to set up. You can use a natural soap base however for the very last step, with the final blue layer around the white cloud, I recommend a basic base.

If you’d like to scent your DIY rainbow soap favors, use the recommended amount for your fragrance oil of choice at each step. Avoid using a fragrance oil with vanilla as it will turn your soap brown over time. You should also avoid fragrances with a yellow tint as it will affect the color of your soap – ie. your white cloud may become a yellow-ish one.

You’ll start by making the rainbows for this soap project. Begin by placing the rectangular soap mold onto a cutting board for easy transport.

These DIY rainbow soap favors are easier to make than you might think and they make super cute favors for parties or weddings!

Weigh out .65 oz. of your clear melt and pour soap base. Place the soap in a small Pyrex measuring cup. Heat the soap for about 15 seconds in the microwave, just until soap has melted. Don’t allow the soap to boil. Add 4 drops of the Stained Glass Santa Red Soap Color. Stir, then pour the soap into one cavity of the Ozera soap mold.

Spritz the top of the soap with alcohol to remove any air bubbles.

Place in the refrigerator until the soap has solidified.

Once the soap solidifies you’re ready for the next layer.

These DIY rainbow soap favors are easier to make than you might think and they make super cute favors for parties or weddings!

Starting with a freshly washed glass Pyrex measuring cup, weigh out .7 oz. of the clear melt and pour soap base. Heat to melt then add 5 drops of the Stained Glass Citrus Orange Soap Color. Stir to combine.

Spritz the top of the previously poured layer of red soap with alcohol, then pour the orange tinted soap on top of the red soap layer. Spritz with alcohol again to remove any soap bubbles.

Refrigerate the soap until the orange layer solidifies.

Repeat the previous steps using .65 oz. of clear melt and pour soap and 7 drops of Stained Glass Lemon Yellow Soap Color.

On top of the yellow layer, add .7 oz. clear melt and pour soap with 4 drops of Stained Glass Forest Green Soap Color.

These DIY rainbow soap favors are easier to make than you might think and they make super cute favors for parties or weddings!

Follow the green soap layer with .7 oz. of clear melt and pour soap and 4 drops of Stained Glass Ocean Blue Soap Color.

Follow the blue soap layer with .7 oz. of clear melt and pour soap and 3 drops of Stained Glass Violet Soap Color.

These DIY rainbow soap favors are easier to make than you might think and they make super cute favors for parties or weddings!

Finally, add .7 oz. of clear melt and pour with 7 drops of the Stained Glass Violet Soap Color – or purple if you have it – as the final layer in your rainbow soap.

These DIY rainbow soap favors are easier to make than you might think and they make super cute favors for parties or weddings!

Once your rainbow soap bar has fully solidified, carefully remove it from the mold.

These DIY rainbow soap favors are easier to make than you might think and they make super cute favors for parties or weddings!

Using a Chef’s knife, cut the bar of rainbow soap into six equally sized strips.

These DIY rainbow soap favors are easier to make than you might think and they make super cute favors for parties or weddings!

These DIY rainbow soap favors are easier to make than you might think and they make super cute favors for parties or weddings!

Set your rainbow soap slices aside.

You’re now ready to make the cloud base for your DIY rainbow soap favors. Place the guest round soap mold on a cutting board for easy transport.

Now weigh out 2.5 oz. of the white melt and pour soap base into a glass Pyrex measuring cup. Heat the soap in the microwave until melted.

These DIY rainbow soap favors are easier to make than you might think and they make super cute favors for parties or weddings!

Pour the white melt and pour soap base equally into each of the mold’s cavities, about 1/3rd of the way full.

Place the mold in the refrigerator, using the cutting board for support, until the soap hardens.

Now remove the soap from the fridge. Spritz the tops of the solidified white melt and pour soap with alcohol.

These DIY rainbow soap favors are easier to make than you might think and they make super cute favors for parties or weddings!

Gently curve six of the rainbow strips into rainbow shapes and place one rainbow into each of the guest soap mold’s cavities.

These DIY rainbow soap favors are easier to make than you might think and they make super cute favors for parties or weddings!

Weigh out 5 oz. of white melt and pour soap base. Cut into chunks and place inside the glass Pyrex measuring cup.

Melt the soap in the microwave in 30 second increments until melted.

These DIY rainbow soap favors are easier to make than you might think and they make super cute favors for parties or weddings!

Spritz the tops of the white soap base in the mold, then carefully fill all six of the mold’s cavities with the melted soap around the rainbows. Allow the soap to harden in the fridge.

These DIY rainbow soap favors are easier to make than you might think and they make super cute favors for parties or weddings!

These DIY rainbow soap favors are easier to make than you might think and they make super cute favors for parties or weddings!

Once your DIY rainbow soap favors have hardened, carefully remove them from the mold.

Now melt 4 oz. of white melt and pour soap base in a shallow glass bowl. Add the teal mica powder to the melted base to suit and mix well to combine.

Allow the blue tinted soap to cool slightly, then dip the base of each of the rainbow soaps into the soap. Allow the soap to cool further then dip the soap into the blue soap again.

These DIY rainbow soap favors are easier to make than you might think and they make super cute favors for parties or weddings!

Place the rainbow soaps on parchment or wax paper in between dipping them in the blue soap. Allow them to harden after each dip in the “blue sky” before dipping again.

These DIY rainbow soap favors are easier to make than you might think and they make super cute favors for parties or weddings!

As the blue soap hardens around the white base of the rainbow soaps, you can fold the soap over or add clumps of half hardened blue soap. Then simply re-heat the blue soap again if needed and dip the rainbow soap bases into the blue melted soap again to smooth out the edges of the soap for a smooth finish.

These DIY rainbow soap favors are easier to make than you might think and they make super cute favors for parties or weddings!

Once you’ve reached your desired look, simply allow the soaps to finish solidifying. Then simply package as desired for gifts or party favors.

If you are making my DIY rainbow soap favors to sell, you’ll need to label your soaps appropriately to meet state and federal laws. If you’re unsure about the rules and regulations regarding labeling cosmetics, I highly recommend the book, Soap and Cosmetic Labeling: How to Follow the Rules and Regs Explained in Plain English, by Marie Gale.

For more of my homemade soap recipes, be sure to follow my Simply Soapmaking board as well my DIY Bath and Body board on Pinterest. You can also find and follow me on G+TumblrFacebookTwitterBlog Lovin’, and Instagram. Or sign up to receive new posts to your email via FeedBurner so you never miss a post.


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Pumpkin Spice Pie Soap Recipe

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Learn how to make this easy pumpkin spice pie soap recipe! Made using a natural melt and pour soap base, this pumpkin spice pie soap recipe makes a wonderful homemade gift idea for the holidays!

Learn how to make this easy pumpkin spice pie soap recipe! Made using a natural melt and pour soap base, this pumpkin spice pie soap recipe has a “chocolate graham cracker crust” and “icing drizzle.”

Not only is this pumpkin spice pie soap fun to create and use, it also makes a wonderful homemade gift for the holidays! Not a fan of pumpkin spice? No judgment here. There’s also an alternative fragrance option!

Learn how to make this easy pumpkin spice pie soap recipe! Made using a natural melt and pour soap base, this pumpkin spice pie soap recipe makes a wonderful homemade gift idea for the holidays!

Pumpkin Spice Pie Soap Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

5.4 oz. clear detergent free melt and pour soap base (or similar)
13.35 oz. white detergent free melt and pour soap base (or similar)
3.25 oz. basic white melt and pour soap base (or similar)
.45 oz. sal butter
.05 oz. coffee, ground
.45 oz. brown sugar
.25 oz. pink Himalayan salt, fine ground
.25 oz. cardamom mocha fragrance oil (or similar)
.55 oz. pumpkin spice fragrance oil, of choice
25 drops stained glass sunflower orange liquid soap color (or similar)

Instructions:

You will need a Cake Slice Silicone Soap Mold and a digital scale. I specifically used the Crafter’s Choice™ Cake Slice Silicone Soap Mold for my pumpkin spice pie soap recipe however, you can find the similar (though lesser quality) silicone 8-cavity cake molds for about half the price with free prime shipping on Amazon here. In addition, a spray bottle filled with rubbing (isopropyl) alcohol is helpful, though not absolutely necessary. This pumpkin spice pie soap recipe will yield three pie slice soaps.

You’ll begin by making the pie crust.

Weigh out 5.4 oz. of clear detergent free melt and pour soap base. Cut into chunks and combine in a large glass Pyrex measuring cup. Heat in the microwave for 30 seconds. Stir. Heat again if needed, in 30 second increments, stirring in between heatings until the base has melted.

Next, weigh out the coffee, brown sugar and the pink Himalayan salt. Stir into the melted clear soap base.

Now weigh out the cardamom mocha fragrance oil. I specifically used this fragrance oil, however, you can use a chocolate fragrance oil as well. Alternately, you can scent the entire soap with a pumpkin spice fragrance oil. The cardamom true sugar fragrance oil is pretty awesome too.

Now pour the soap equally into three of the mold cavities. Spritz with rubbing (isopropyl) alcohol then allow to cool and harden. (You can place your mold with the melted soap in the refrigerator to speed up the process. I find that the detergent free soap bases take a lot longer to fully harden than the ones with detergent.)

Once the soap has hardened, you’re ready for the next step.

Next you’ll make the pie filling.

To make the pie filling for the pumpkin spice pie soap recipe, you’ll begin by weighing out 13.35 oz. of your white detergent free melt and pour soap base. Cut the soap into chunks and combine in a large glass Pyrex measuring cup. Heat in the microwave for 30 seconds. Stir. Heat again as needed, in 30 second increments, stirring in between heatings until the base has melted.

Add 25 drops of the orange liquid soap color. If you’d like a deeper orange for your soap, simply add more color. (Alternately you can also use a chunk from an orange color bar. In this case start with part of one square, stirring until it melts fully, then add additional color as needed.)

Now weigh out the pumpkin spice fragrance oil you’ve chosen to use and stir into the melted white soap base. (If your pumpkin spice fragrance oil has vanilla in it, it will cause the soap to turn brown, giving your soap a brownish-orange hue. However, if you want to keep the look of the orange pie “filling” as pictured, be sure to use a vanilla stabilizer for melt and pour soap to prevent the soap from turning brown.)

If you don’t want to use the pumpkin spice fragrance oil, you can easily substitute another “pie like” fragrance oil of your choice. Alternately you can also use .15 oz. of blood orange essential oil which blends perfectly with the chocolate “graham cracker crust.”

Learn how to make this easy pumpkin spice pie soap recipe! Made using a natural melt and pour soap base, this pumpkin spice pie soap recipe has a "chocolate graham cracker crust" and icing drizzle. It makes a wonderful homemade gift idea for the holidays for just about anyone.

Spritz the tops of the “pie crust” in your mold with alcohol, then pour the “pie filling” on top of the pie crust into each of the three cavities of your silicone mold. Spritz the tops of your freshly poured soap with alcohol to remove any air bubbles then allow to cool and harden fully.

 Once your pumpkin spice pie soaps have set up, you’re ready to add the icing drizzle!

Make your icing drizzle!

I specifically used the Crafter’s Choice basic white melt and pour soap base for the icing, not the detergent free. This is because this base sets up more quickly than the detergent free bases so it’s easy to work with for this application. You can, however, try it with the detergent free base if you like but I can’t vouch for how it will perform.

This is where it gets fun!

Weigh out .45 oz. sal butter. Place into a glass Pyrex measuring cup. Heat the sal butter in the microwave at 50% power until almost melted.

Now weigh out 3.25 oz. of the basic white melt and pour soap base. Cut into chunks and combine with the sal butter in the glass Pyrex measuring cup. Heat in the microwave for 30 seconds. Stir. Heat again if needed, in 30 second increments, stirring in between heatings until the base and sal butter have melted completely.

If you’d like to add some fun to your icing, you can add some flashing pearl, shimmer pearl or silvery white pearl mica to the mixture.

I didn’t scent my icing, but if you’d like to scent yours you can add up to .15 oz. of a fragrance oil of your choice.

Allow the “icing” mixture to cool slightly. You want to be able to pour it, but you don’t want it to just run right off the tops of your pie soaps. Don’t worry if you pour it too hot the first time. You’ll have extra “icing” to correct any mistakes. If it’s too hot on the first try, simply allow the base to cool a little longer, then pour it back over the tops of your pie soaps.

Remove your pie soaps from the silicone mold.

Learn how to make this easy pumpkin spice pie soap recipe! Made using a natural melt and pour soap base, this pumpkin spice pie soap recipe has a "chocolate graham cracker crust" and icing drizzle. It makes a wonderful homemade gift idea for the holidays for just about anyone. Not a fan of pumpkin spice? No judgment here. There's also an alternate fragrance option!

Now pour a layer of “icing diagonally” across the tops of your soaps using a back and forth motion.

Learn how to make this easy pumpkin spice pie soap recipe! Made using a natural melt and pour soap base, this pumpkin spice pie soap recipe has a "chocolate graham cracker crust" and icing drizzle. It makes a wonderful homemade gift idea for the holidays for just about anyone. Not a fan of pumpkin spice? No judgment here. There's also an alternate fragrance option!

This can be messy so be sure to pour the “icing” with your pie soaps on a cutting board or another surface that is easily cleaned.

Learn how to make this easy pumpkin spice pie soap recipe! Made using a natural melt and pour soap base, this pumpkin spice pie soap recipe has a "chocolate graham cracker crust" and icing drizzle. It makes a wonderful homemade gift idea for the holidays for just about anyone.

Once you pour the first layer, go back over the soap and pour another.

Learn how to make this easy pumpkin spice pie soap recipe! Made using a natural melt and pour soap base, this pumpkin spice pie soap recipe has a "chocolate graham cracker crust" and icing drizzle. It makes a wonderful homemade gift idea for the holidays for just about anyone.

Now add some of the liquid orange soap color to the remaining “icing” to suit and mix well to combine. Repeat the process with the new color.

Learn how to make this easy pumpkin spice pie soap recipe! Made using a natural melt and pour soap base, this pumpkin spice pie soap recipe makes a wonderful homemade gift idea for the holidays!

Once the “icing” on your pie soaps has set up, carefully remove them from your working surface and wrap tightly in foodservice film. Your pumpkin spice pie soaps are now ready for use or for gifting!

Homemade Melt and Pour Fall Soap Recipes for Pumpkin and Leaf Shaped Soaps

If you like my pumpkin spice pie soap recipe, then you may also like my recipes for making your own melt and pour caffeinated soap as well as my orange coconut coffee scrub. Both of these bath and body recipes share ingredients in common with this specific soap recipe. Or you can also try my cold process pumpkin soap recipe – made with real organic pumpkin! – as well as a hot process pumpkin soap recipe from a fellow soapmaker. I also have an additional melt and pour soap recipe for making pumpkin shaped soaps here. You can also visit Soap Deli News blog here for even more pumpkin themed bath and body recipes which includes my pumpkin bath bomb recipe and natural vanilla and pumpkin spice salt scrub recipe.

Homemade Pumpkin Spice Olive Oil Soap by Olive Street Mercantile

Don’t have time to make your own pumpkin spice bath and body products? Check out some of my favorite pumpkin spice bath and body favorites from Etsy here! My favorite pumpkin spice bath and body favorites include this wonderful homemade Pumpkin Spice Olive Oil Soap (pictured above) from Olive Street Mercantile along with a selection of other homemade soaps, bath bombs, scrubs, body lotion and even deodorant! Yes, pumpkin spice deodorant.

For more of my homemade soap recipes, be sure to follow my Simply Soapmaking board and my DIY Bath and Body board on Pinterest. You can also find and follow me on G+TumblrFacebookTwitterBlog Lovin’, and Instagram. Or sign up to receive new posts to your email via FeedBurner so you never miss a post.


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Caffeinated Soap Recipe with a Coffee Scrub Center

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This caffeinated soap recipe has a fun coffee scrub center, giving you a fun two-in-one soap and scrub! Not only is this caffeinated soap easy to make, it's also a fantastic homemade gift idea!

This easy caffeinated soap recipe has a coffee scrub center, giving you a fun two-in-one soap and scrub!

This easy caffeinated soap recipe has a fun coffee scrub center, giving you a fun two-in-one soap and scrub! Inspired by my orange and coconut scented coffee scrub recipe, this homemade caffeinated soap recipes combines gritty coffee scrub ingredients - pink Himalayan salt, brown sugar, and ground coffee - with real caffeine extract for that extra pick me up! Make them with your favorite detergent free soap base for homemade soaps that are not only fun to use, but are also fantastic to gift!

Inspired by my orange & coconut scented coffee scrub recipe, this homemade caffeinated soap recipes combines gritty coffee scrub ingredients – pink Himalayan salt, brown sugar, and ground coffee – with real caffeine extract for that extra pick me up! Make them with your favorite detergent free soap base for homemade soaps that are not only fun to use, but are also fantastic to gift!

This easy caffeinated soap recipe has a fun coffee scrub center, giving you a fun two-in-one soap and scrub! Inspired by my orange and coconut scented coffee scrub recipe, this homemade caffeinated soap recipes combines gritty coffee scrub ingredients - pink Himalayan salt, brown sugar, and ground coffee - with real caffeine extract for that extra pick me up! Make them with your favorite detergent free soap base for homemade soaps that are not only fun to use, but are also fantastic to gift!

Caffeinated Soap Recipe (with a coffee scrub center)

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

4.2 oz. clear detergent free melt and pour soap base (or similar)
19 oz. white low sweat detergent free melt and pour soap base (or similar)
1.1 oz. water soluble caffeine extract
1 oz. coconut orange cardamom fragrance oil
.1 oz. blood orange essential oil
1 tsp. brown sugar
1 tsp. ground coffee
1 tsp. pink Himalayan salt, fine ground

Tools & Materials:

Wilton 24-Cavity Silicone Brownie Squares Baking Mold
6-cavity Ozera Silicone Soap Mold
large glass Pyrex measuring cup(s)
isopropyl (rubbing) alcohol in a spray bottle
measuring spoon
cutting board
digital scale
stirring utensils
Chef’s knife

Instructions:

You will make the square/diamond coffee scrub soap embeds for this caffeinated soap recipe first.

Begin by weighing out 4.2 oz. of the clear melt and pour soap base. Cut it into chunks using a Chef’s knife and combine in a glass Pyrex measuring cup. Heat for 30 seconds then stir. If the soap is not melted, heat again in 30 second increments, stirring in between heatings, until the soap has melted completely.

Allow the melted soap to cool slightly then weigh out .1 oz. of the blood orange essential oil and .1 oz. of the caffeine extract. Stir them into the melted soap base.

Using a measuring spoon, measure out one teaspoon each of the brown sugar, ground coffee, and the pink Himalayan salt. Stir these into the melted soap base.

Now place the mini brownie squares mold onto a cutting board.

Carefully pour the melted soap evenly into the six cavities of the mold. If needed you can spritz the tops of the soap with isopropyl (rubbing) alcohol to remove any air bubbles.

Using the cutting board, carefully transfer the soap mold to the refrigerator and allow the coffee scrub soap embeds to set up fully.

Once the coffee scrub soap embeds have cooled and hardened completely, you are ready for the next step.

Now that the coffee scrub soap embeds have solidified, carefully remove them from the mold cavities.

Place the Ozera silicone soap mold on top of the cutting board. Then place one coffee scrub soap embed into the center of each of the six mold cavities.

Now weigh out 19 oz. of the white melt and pour soap base. Use a Chef’s knife to cut the soap into chunks and combine in a large glass Pyrex measuring cup.

Heat the white melt and pour soap base in the microwave in 30 second increments, stirring in between heatings, until the soap has melted completely.

Now weigh out 1 oz. of the caffeine extract and 1 oz. of the coconut cardamom fragrance oil. Stir into the melted soap.

Side Note: The coconut orange cardamom fragrance oil I used for my caffeinated soap recipe does contain a small percentage of vanilla. If you want to avoid having your soaps discolor slightly – vanilla turns soap brown over time – you can use an mp vanilla stabilizer. Optionally, you can also choose another fragrance oil entirely that does not contain vanilla. Just be sure that the fragrance oil you choose will compliment the blood orange essential oil.

Allow the white melt and pour soap base to cool slightly. You don’t want to pour the soap too hot or some of the ingredients from your coffee scrub soap embeds could potentially “bleed” into the surrounding white melt and pour soap base.

Spritz the tops of the coffee scrub soap embeds in your mold cavities with isopropyl (rubbing) alcohol, then slowly and carefully pour the melted white melt and pour soap base over the coffee scrub soap embeds and into the mold cavities.

Fill all six of the Ozera silicone soap mold cavities with the white melt and pour soap base.

Now spritz the tops of the soap you just poured with  isopropyl (rubbing) alcohol if needed to remove any air bubbles. Then slowly transfer the soap mold, using the cutting board for transport, to the refrigerator to cool. Optionally you can simply allow your soaps to cool on the counter or table where you poured them.

This easy caffeinated soap recipe has a fun coffee scrub center, giving you a fun two-in-one soap and scrub! Inspired by my orange and coconut scented coffee scrub recipe, this homemade caffeinated soap recipes combines gritty coffee scrub ingredients - pink Himalayan salt, brown sugar, and ground coffee - with real caffeine extract for that extra pick me up! Make them with your favorite detergent free soap base for homemade soaps that are not only fun to use, but are also fantastic to gift!

Once your caffeinated soaps have cooled and hardened completely, remove them from the mold cavities and wrap tightly in foodservice film. You’ve now successfully made my caffeinated soap recipe and your very own homemade caffeinated soaps are now ready to use or gift!

Caffeinated Soap Recipe

If you used the fragrance oil I suggested for this caffeinated soap recipe, you can expect your soap to turn a medium brown with a dark brown center if you don’t use a vanilla stabilizer.

Caffeinated Soap Recipe

I personally love the look of brown on brown, but if you do not, be sure to opt for another fragrance option without vanilla, or use a vanilla stabilizer for melt and pour soap.

If you liked my caffeinated soap recipe, then you may also like my other coffee related recipes. These include my orange coconut coffee scrub recipe, my cardamom & spice solid coffee sugar scrub recipe, my homemade coffee soap recipe, my coffee & bourbon vanilla homemade soap recipe, my natural coffee under eye cream recipe, and my homemade coffee flavored lip balm recipe.

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Tea Tree and Sea Mud Soap Recipe

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Tea Tree and Sea Mud Soap Recipe // Plus how to turn a soap fail into a soap success!

As a crafter and soapmaker, there are absolutely those days when an idea for a soap recipe you have in your head, does not execute the way you thought it would. This was one of those projects. However, with a little creativity, I was able to turn a #soapfail into a #soapsuccess! Keep reading to learn how I turned my #soapfail around and find out how to make your own melt and pour tea tree and sea mud soaps!

Silicone Ice Cube Mold from Target

I knew I wanted to make a melt and pour tea tree and sea mud soap recipe. And I also wanted to try out a silicone mold that I’d purchased at Target. The plan was to have “strips” of sea mud in the melt and pour soaps.

As a crafter and soapmaker, there are absolutely those days when an idea for a soap recipe you have in your head, does not execute the way you thought it would. This was one of those projects. However, with a little creativity, I was able to turn a #soapfail into a #soapsuccess! Learn how I turned my #soapfail around and find out how to make your own melt and pour tea tree and sea mud soaps!

Unfortunately, I did not account for the sea mud soap embeds separating into the melted glycerin soap I poured around them in the mold. So essentially, I ended up with soap that, as it was cooling, looked like poop separating in a toilet bowl.

As a crafter and soapmaker, there are absolutely those days when an idea for a soap recipe you have in your head, does not execute the way you thought it would. This was one of those projects. However, with a little creativity, I was able to turn a #soapfail into a #soapsuccess! Learn how I turned my #soapfail around and find out how to make your own melt and pour tea tree and sea mud soaps!

As a crafter and soapmaker, there are absolutely those days when an idea for a soap recipe you have in your head, does not execute the way you thought it would. This was one of those projects. However, with a little creativity, I was able to turn a #soapfail into a #soapsuccess! Learn how I turned my #soapfail around and find out how to make your own melt and pour tea tree and sea mud soaps!

Nor were the finished soaps very attractive either.

As a crafter and soapmaker, there are absolutely those days when an idea for a soap recipe you have in your head, does not execute the way you thought it would. This was one of those projects. However, with a little creativity, I was able to turn a #soapfail into a #soapsuccess! Learn how I turned my #soapfail around and find out how to make your own melt and pour tea tree and sea mud soaps!

As I was using melt and pour soap, I simply cut the soaps into chunks and reheated them in the microwave.

As a crafter and soapmaker, there are absolutely those days when an idea for a soap recipe you have in your head, does not execute the way you thought it would. This was one of those projects. However, with a little creativity, I was able to turn a #soapfail into a #soapsuccess! Learn how I turned my #soapfail around and find out how to make your own melt and pour tea tree and sea mud soaps!

Then I poured the melted soap into my molds again. This time, however, I did not fill the mold cavities up completely. Once there was a “skin” on the surface of the soap I was ready to add my fix.

As a crafter and soapmaker, there are absolutely those days when an idea for a soap recipe you have in your head, does not execute the way you thought it would. This was one of those projects. However, with a little creativity, I was able to turn a #soapfail into a #soapsuccess! Learn how I turned my #soapfail around and find out how to make your own melt and pour tea tree and sea mud soaps!

I then melted a white melt and pour soap base and added a forest green liquid soap colorant to it. I poured some of this new soap on top of the soap mixed with sea mud in the molds. I used a utensil to “lift” some of the sea mud soap from the bottom of the mold and mixed it into the top. I then place the soap in the fridge to cool further.

Next, I added turquoise mica to the rest of the melted soap base I previously added the forest green liquid soap colorant to and mixed it in. I allowed it to cool just to the point before it hardened, but I was still able to pour it.

I then poured the turquoise colored soap on top of the soap in the fridge and again used a utensil to pull more of the sea mud soap to the top so it all swirled together. Then I waited.

As a crafter and soapmaker, there are absolutely those days when an idea for a soap recipe you have in your head, does not execute the way you thought it would. This was one of those projects. However, with a little creativity, I was able to turn a #soapfail into a #soapsuccess! Learn how I turned my #soapfail around and find out how to make your own melt and pour tea tree and sea mud soaps!

As a crafter and soapmaker, there are absolutely those days when an idea for a soap recipe you have in your head, does not execute the way you thought it would. This was one of those projects. However, with a little creativity, I was able to turn a #soapfail into a #soapsuccess! Learn how I turned my #soapfail around and find out how to make your own melt and pour tea tree and sea mud soaps!

Once my soaps had hardened completely, I removed them from the refrigerator.

As a crafter and soapmaker, there are absolutely those days when an idea for a soap recipe you have in your head, does not execute the way you thought it would. This was one of those projects. However, with a little creativity, I was able to turn a #soapfail into a #soapsuccess! Learn how I turned my #soapfail around and find out how to make your own melt and pour tea tree and sea mud soaps!

I then removed the individual soaps from my silicone mold cavities and used a knife to trim off the excess around the top from my pours.

As a crafter and soapmaker, there are absolutely those days when an idea for a soap recipe you have in your head, does not execute the way you thought it would. This was one of those projects. However, with a little creativity, I was able to turn a #soapfail into a #soapsuccess! Learn how I turned my #soapfail around and find out how to make your own melt and pour tea tree and sea mud soaps!

Tea Tree and Sea Mud Soap Recipe // Learn how to make this easy melt and pour soap recipe plus learn how I turned a soapmaking fail into a soapmaking success!

I then used a potato peeler to bevel the edges of the soaps.

Tea Tree and Sea Mud Soap Recipe // Plus how to turn a soap fail into a soap success!

Tea Tree and Sea Mud Soap Recipe // Plus how to turn a soap fail into a soap success!

Then all that was left to do was to wrap my completed tea tree and sea mud soaps in foodservice film!

As a crafter and soapmaker, there are absolutely those days when an idea for a soap recipe you have in your head, does not execute the way you thought it would. This was one of those projects. However, with a little creativity, I was able to turn a #soapfail into a #soapsuccess! Learn how I turned my #soapfail around and find out how to make your own melt and pour tea tree and sea mud soaps!

And my #soapfail was now a #soapsuccess!

To make your own tea tree and sea mud soap, simply follow my revised tea tree and sea mud soap recipe below.

As a crafter and soapmaker, there are absolutely those days when an idea for a soap recipe you have in your head, does not execute the way you thought it would. This was one of those projects. However, with a little creativity, I was able to turn a #soapfail into a #soapsuccess! Learn how I turned my #soapfail around and find out how to make your own melt and pour tea tree and sea mud soaps!

Tea Tree & Sea Mud Soap Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

22 oz. aloe vera & olive oil glycerin melt and pour soap base
4.2 oz. basic white melt and pour soap base
3.75 oz. dry sea clay
1.2 oz. tea tree oil
.1 oz. lavender essential oil
forest green liquid soap colorant
turquoise mica

Instructions:

Using a digital scale, weigh out 22 oz. of the aloe vera and olive oil melt and pour soap base. Cut into chunks, then heat in the microwave in 30 second increments. Stir in between heatings until the soap has melted fully.

Now weigh out the sea mud and stir into the melted soap base. Do the same with the essential oils.

Place your Ozera 6-Cavity Silicone Soap Mold onto a cutting board.

Now pour the melted soap evenly into each of the cavities leaving space on top to add the colored soap.

Once a “skin” forms on the top of the soap you are ready for your next soap.

Now weigh out 4.2 oz. of the basic white soap base. Cut it into chunks and heat in the microwave, in 30 second increments, until melted.

Add the forest green soap soap colorant to the melted soap, a drop at a time, until you reach the desired color.

Now pour part of the green tinted soap base on top of the soap mixed with sea mud in the molds. Use a fork or chopstick to “lift” some of the sea mud soap from the bottom of the mold and mix it into the top.

Using the cutting board for support, transfer the soap into your refrigerator to cool further.

Now add turquoise mica to the green tinted soap to suit and mix well. Once it starts to set up, but is still pourable, pour the turquoise colored soap on top of the soap in the fridge. Use a fork or chopstick to pull more of the sea mud soap from the bottom of the mold cavities to the top and swirl it slightly until you’ve achieved your desired effect.

Once your tea tree and sea mud soaps have solidified, remove them from the mold cavities, trim the edges, then wrap tightly in foodservice film until use.

For more of my homemade soap recipes, be sure to follow my DIY Bath and Body board and my Simply Soapmaking board on Pinterest. You can also find and follow me on G+,TumblrFacebookTwitterBlog Lovin’, and Instagram. You can also sign up to receive new posts to your email via FeedBurner so you never miss a post. You can also gain access to more detailed information and step-by-step photos of new projects by becoming my patron on Patreon.


Blog posts may contain affiliate links for which I receive a small commission when you make a purchase. Full disclosure can be found here.